Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

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LGBTQIA Health Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

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Health Care Equality Index LeaderRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset offers specialized primary care services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) adults at our Babs Siperstein PROUD Center.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care you need at all stages of your life. PROUD stands for Promoting Respect, Outreach, Understanding and Dignity. Our goal is to provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based, culturally-competent manner. We currently provide care for people age 18 and older.

The PROUD Center is located on the hospital’s campus, offering adult patients access to our comprehensive health care services such as laboratory, radiology, cardiology, emergency, oncology, and rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

Telehealth services are also available.

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Our Location

Babs Siperstein PROUD Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
128 Rehill Ave, Suite 1100
Somerville, NJ 08876


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services We Provide for Adult Patients

  • Comprehensive primary care
  • Immunization
  • HIV prevention: pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Hormone therapy and monitoring
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Chronic illness management
  • Referrals for specialty services, such as behavioral health services
  • Health education and counseling
  • Support groups
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Career Workshops

Our Health Care Team

Our health care team recognizes the unique medical needs of the LGBTQIA community and is dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care. In addition to our team of expert physicians, nurses, and administrative staff, we have a knowledgeable patient navigator available who can help you access appropriate resources and care.

Our Objective

We seek to attain a higher level of care for those who need it and those who don’t have it. We believe diversity is strength and that all humans have the right to high-quality, patient-centered health care that is equal, inclusive, and unbiased. As a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community; our compassionate and skilled providers offer a spectrum of personalized care in a culturally competent and judgement-free setting.

At the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center, the health of a human being is our purpose and goal. This is where you lead the way and we make sure you get there safely, because we believe you know yourself best!

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Behavioral Health Services

Patients at the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center have access to behavioral health services with an outpatient behavioral health therapist dedicated to working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our therapist is available five days a week for in-person and telehealth appointments, supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community throughout their journey, from exploring gender identity or sexual orientation to coming out to their friends and family and learning to live fully as their true selves, which may include developing coping skills or ways to build their personal support network. This is a safe space where they can find understanding and acceptance and develop a plan to address the unique challenges they face.

Most major insurance plans are accepted. Costs for behavioral health services for uninsured LGBTQ+ patients will be covered through funding from a grant from TD Bank.

To schedule an appointment, call 908-243-8647.

Career Workshops

Patients of the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center are eligible for a “Build Your Career Your Way” in-person workshop, 3 two-hour classes with Raritan Valley Community College’s Certified Career Interview Coach and Resume Writer, Donnella Tillery.

About the workshop:

  • Learn how to strengthen your interview skills to stand out when speaking with hiring managers and recruiters
  • Get tips on how to craft engaging cover letters and resumes using keywords
  • Gain successful job search strategies for finding jobs and companies that match your career goals
  • Bring additional questions to the sessions

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a Resume Writing Certification from RVCC.

Please contact the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center at 1-855-776-8334 for more information.

Patient Stories

  • “Finding a place offering specific care for people like me is almost a guarantee I’ll be provided more respect and kindness. Feeling welcomed and included makes a big difference.”

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  • “When I look at my body now, it feels like this is how I’ve always been, which is pretty incredible. It just feels natural.”

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  • "At PROUD, the staff members look at you as a person. I recommend it to everyone I know."

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